A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen Essay example

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Individuals naturally want to place the blame on others, instead of taking responsibility for their own actions. Individuals that place the blame on others only make them human, but the effect of their action is not fair for others. In the play A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen opens the scene on Christmas Eve in the Helmer’s home, where Nora Helmer is excited about the gifts she is giving and Torvald is unhappy with the amount of money she spends on the gifts. The play ultimately leads to Nora walking out on Torvald and her three children. Nora borrows money from Krogstad to save her husband’s life, but she forges a signature that is the driving force of the play. Krogstad blackmails Nora with the letter in order to save his job at Torvald’s bank. While there are numerous outside reasons for Nora to leave, her inability to recognize the consequences of her decisions and urge to find herself is ultimately the reason she feels the need to leave her family. Nora chooses to lie to Krogstad about her father’s signature and she blames him for the situation she is in. Krogstad confronts Nora about the forged letter and she breaks down saying, “That would be a terrible things for you to do (sobbing) . . . And it would put me in a horrible uncomfortable position” (Ibsen 1569). Nora is telling Krogstad that he is putting her in an uncomfortable position; however, Krogstad did not tell Nora to forge the signature, she did this all on her own consciousness. She is responsible for the…

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